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Poster: Moriconi Date: Mar 9, 2006 10:27pm
Forum: etree Subject: md5 strangeness

I'm uploading for the first time and I'm having md5 checksum issues. The email that I recieved says:

The following files had errors:
The following files were missing:
[shntool] gsbg2006-02-04d1t1.flac
[shntool] gsbg2006-02-04d1t10.flac
[shntool] gsbg2006-02-04d1t11.flac
[shntool] gsbg2006-02-04d1t12.flac
[shntool] gsbg2006-02-04d1t13.flac
[shntool] gsbg2006-02-04d1t14.flac
[shntool] gsbg2006-02-04d1t2.flac
[shntool] gsbg2006-02-04d1t3.flac... because every uploaded file is in the list.

Is this because I used .flac compression and xAct's (Mac) md5 creator did something odd? Or is it because... I just don't know. Any hints would be appreciated. I'm a regular taper and would like to figure out how I can contribute!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Mar 9, 2006 11:01pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: md5 strangeness

Looks like you're creating a shntool md5 rather than a "traditional" md5. For purposes of the LMA, you want a traditional md5, but if you're working with FLAC files, you actually can't create a traditional md5 using xACT. To do that, grab Carbon Shorten from http://hornig.net/shorten.html


--Dave

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Poster: Moriconi Date: Mar 9, 2006 11:17pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: md5 strangeness

So this "shorten" utility will create a traditional md5 file from flac files? Odd. Really weird in fact. Okay - I'll give it a try! Thanks for the suggestion!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Mar 10, 2006 1:22am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: md5 strangeness

You got it. Technically the md5 isn't necessary, but if one of the FLAC files fails its internal checksum, you won't be notified via email. The md5 enables that notification email.

So...if you're confident in your ability to upload files without errors, you can get away with no md5, but if it's your first time, I'd recommend using one until you get the hang of the process. :)

--Dave

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